The kibble’s shape, size, texture and formula are adapted to the German Shepherd, encouraging him to chew.

A longer colonic transit time combined with large breed dogs’ higher colonic permeability can lead to more fermentation and poor stool quality. GERMAN SHEPHERD ADULT contributes to supporting this breed’s sensitive digestive system with highly digestible L.I.P.* proteins and a selection of specific fibers to limit intestinal fermentation and to help maintain a balanced intestinal flora. *Protein selected for its very high digestibility.

The skin and coat reflect the dog’s state of health, and appropriate nutrition plays an important part in maintaining their quality. The GERMAN SHEPHERD ADULT formula helps support the skin’s role as a barrier with an exclusive complex of nutrients and helps maintain skin and coat health (EPA and DHA).

The lively temperament of the German Shepherd leads to hard working joints. The GERMAN SHEPHERD ADULT formula helps support healthy bones and joints and helps maintain ideal weight. Enriched with EPA and DHA.

German Shepherds are well-known for their intelligence and athleticism. With targeted nutrients, GERMAN SHEPHERD ADULT helps to support skin, joints and muscles, while the customized kibble has an increased surface area to increase digestibility.

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Brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, wheat gluten, corn flour, chicken fat, pork fat, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, vegetable oil, fish oil, coconut oil, L-tyrosine, potassium chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, potassium sorbate (a preservative), L-lysine, potassium citrate, hydrolyzed yeast, calcium carbonate, taurine, vitamins[DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement, folic acid, vitamin A acetate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], DL-methionine, choline chloride, salt, glucosamine hydrochloride, marigold meal, monocalcium phosphate, green tea extract, magnesium oxide, trace minerals[manganese proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3750 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 315 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min)22.0%, Crude Fat (min)17.0%, Crude Fiber (max)6.0%, Moisture (max)11.5%, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min)0.16%, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min)0.09%, Glucosamine* (min)743 mg/kg, Chondroitin sulfate* (min)8 mg/kg.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Dry Feeding

Dog Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
57 lb (26 kg) 3 3/8 cups (284 g) 4 1/2 cups (373 g) 5 1/8 cups (433 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 3 3/4 cups (316 g) 5 cups (416 g) 5 3/4 cups (482 g)
75 lb (34 kg) 4 1/8 cups (347 g) 5 1/2 cups (457 g) 6 1/4 cups (530 g)
84 lb (38 kg) 4 1/2 cups (377 g) 5 7/8 cups (496 g) 6 7/8 cups (576 g)
97 lb (44 kg) 5 cups (421 g) 6 5/8 cups (554 g) 7 5/8 cups (643 g)

Mixed Feeding

Weight Cans Low Activity Moderate Activity High Activity
57 lb (26 kg) 1 can + 2 1/4 cups (190 g) 3 3/8 cups (279 g) 4 cups (339 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 1 can + 2 5/8 cups (222 g) 3 7/8 cups (321 g) 4 5/8 cups (388 g)
75 lb (34 kg) 1 can + 3 cups (253 g) 4 3/8 cups (362 g) 5 1/8 cups (435 g)
84 lb (38 kg) 1 can + 3 3/8 cups (283 g) 4 3/4 cups (402 g) 5 3/4 cups (482 g)
97 lb (44 kg) 1 can + 3 7/8 cups (327 g) 5 1/2 cups (460 g) 6 1/2 cups (548 g)
Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition German Shepherd Adult Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

13 Jan 2024

The only food she needs

We used to enhance other brand dog food to get our girl to eat. She has been eating RC dry food for a month without need for enhancements
Susanne Childers
04 Jan 2024


I am sad to say that this feed have my 3 German Shepherds terrible gas.
30 May 2023

Yummy food me my doggo

Yummy food me and my dog both enjoy when im hungry
03 Apr 2023

Freya Corso
29 Mar 2023

Not just for German Shepherds

I had my 15 month old Cane Corso on a different food. Her skin was very dry, she was shedding terribly. Then she stopped eating all together. My trainer gave her some of his GSD's food and she loved it. I bought a bag and switched her without even weaning her off the old food and she had NO gastrointestinal issues or upset stomach. It was amazing. She has gained weight and her coat has improved dramatically.
04 Nov 2022

Great for sensitive stomachs in other large breeds

We adopted a 2y/o husky about 3 months ago. He’s big for his breed (but at a good weight) and our vet recommended a well balanced non-grain free diet. She gave us a few brands and mentioned she fed her husky the Royal Canin GSD. We bought one of the other brands initially (solely based on availability) and started the process to switch our husky from the food his foster family was feeding him to the vet recommended non-grain free. He didn’t have a solid stool at all - we even tried the sensitive stomach formula of the initial brand and it made it even worse. We were at a loss and ready to take him for allergy testing and to feed him homemade food until we could sort out the issues. When we were able to find the Royal Canin GSD blend. We grabbed a bag and made the switch - we didn’t even blend the foods. It was a hard cut over (his stools were already liquid and he was miserable what was the worst that could happen?!) within 2 days of this blend his stools were a healthy consistency. He’s been on the food for 2 weeks now and has more energy than he had when we first brought him home. He’s a really picky husky - like won’t eat most treats unless they are just animal protein and he seems to enjoy this food.
01 Oct 2022

Very disappointed would not eat

Very disappointed in this food. Just wasted money on it bc my shepherd refused to eat it. May be ok for some dogs but mine wouldn’t even eat anything if this was in bowl.
17 Feb 2022

Best Food for German Shepherds!!

My husband and I started using Royal Canin German Shepherd with our female shepherd, Hera, in 2020. Prior to that, we were on another brand of food. Since being with Royal Canin, her coat, nails, overall body condition is at the best it has ever been! Her teeth have very minimal tarter build up, her stools are consistently normal and for a breed with stomach sensitivities, this food does not cause stomach upset. Anybody who has German Shepherds, we highly recommend this food! This food has everything a well balanced diet should to accommodate the needs of this breed! To date, we have not added any glucosamine or other joint supplements. The kibble size is great, it is appealing and she looks forward to eating her meals. Our new puppy, who is now 5 months old, is currently on Royal Canin German Shepherd Puppy. We could not ask for a better food to best support all of our dogs' needs.
12 Nov 2021

Doesn’t upset his stomach

He’s been on it for 3 years, loves it ! Vet says he’s very healthy
10 Nov 2021

Works great for my dogs

We switched to royal canin about 5 years ago when our older dog developed digestive problems. This did the trick. It stopped the gas and we will never go back. We are getting a new German shepherd puppy at the end of the month and have already bought her a bag!